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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for November 2014:

Classic:
Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility. The knowledge that mankind needs is not the way or principle which has an absolute existence but the particular truths for here and now.
— Hu Shih, 1919.

 

Direct:
Humanity’s biggest mistakes have come from trying to force everybody into the mold of some overarching system of thought. Betterment is not too much to hope for. Perfection is.
The Envy of Excellence, 2004.

Garden moment for November:

Toad lilies are the caboose of our perennials, the last to come into flower, usually around Halloween. They are an end-of-season bonus.


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